well, sometimes it takes awhile to get there but maybe this is going to be a good idea. i don't know. >> well, unfortunately, though, the truth is that president obama hasn't proposed anything very specific except a budget in february of this year which was voted against 97-0. >> carley, he proposed to have a deficit commission that was going to fast track it like the base closing commission. you could vote it up or down. seven republicans previously for it changed their mind because he proposed it. that would have gotten you a clean vote on a lot of things. >> well, the president is the leader of the free world and he owes the congress a budget and he put one out there that didn't have a single one of the budget deficit commission's recommendations. so he hasn't made -- he hasn't put forward a specific plan. but anderson, your original question, we've got to come up with an answer here. >> doesn't everybody know, though, some kind of a compromise has to be made? that both side kind of ultimately to get something done, to get cuts, to deal with deficit, something compromise has to be made. i mean, is that not true?